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Seoul Semiconductor Apologizes for Radiation Exposure Accident
7 Workers Suspected of Being Exposed to Radiation
Seoul Semiconductor Apologizes for Radiation Exposure Accident
  • By Michael Herh
  • August 22, 2019, 14:24
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Seoul Semiconductor has officially apologized for the recent radiation exposure accident.

Seoul Semiconductor has officially apologized for the recent radiation exposure accident.

"The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission is looking into the accident and has confirmed that seven workers are suspected of being exposed to radiation," Seoul Semiconductor said in a statement released on Aug. 21. “Blood tests showed that all suspected workers are normal. They are waiting for the results of precise examinations on chromosomal abnormalities.”

“This accident occurred at one of our partners,” Seoul Semiconductor added. “Seoul Semiconductor honors the occupational safety and health education process set by law.”

The equipment that caused the radiation exposure accident is quality inspection equipment that photographs small light emitting diode (LED) packages. Its door has a safety sensor. X-ray pictures of a LED package can be taken only when the door is closed. However, when the accident occurred, the safety device was released and X-ray pictures were taken with the door left open.

The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission visited Seoul Semiconductor four times this month to measure radiation exposure at its workplace. Radiation exposure was not confirmed around the equipment and at the workplace, Seoul Semiconductor said.